Saturday, August 28, 2010

Thematic Photographic - Flowers

"Thematic Photographic" - Carmi at the blog Written, Inc. presents a weekly themed photographic challenge. This week's theme is FLOWERS. Check in and see who else contributes photos based on this idea.

It's Naked Lady season again!

The South African native bulb Amaryllis belladonna is quite a surprise each September, when the naked stalks rise up from the bare dirt and open a cluster of huge, lily-like blossoms that are the pale, tender pink of a ballerina's tutu.

Huge glossy green leaves appear in late spring, and then fade away. Months later, in the dog days of summer, the flowers suddenly burst on the scene.

5 comments:

Twain12 said...

oh what a gorgeus flower , i like the color too

janie said...

Great name for a flower, beautiful photo.

kcinnova said...

So THAT is what they are called! I've been seeing them around here and I've been very curious.
Thanks for solving the mystery! :)

Jason, as himself said...

I can smell it from here!

Peg Cherre said...

The blush on these flowers is lovely - very sweet and gentle.